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Edinburgh City or Edinburgh Zoo
Saturday 2nd May - Route BWe visit Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh, home of Scotland’s crown jewels and the stone of destiny, used in the coronation of Scottish rulers. Edinburgh has a vast amount of shops, restaurants, cafes and bars and is always a popular destination with our customers. After dropping passengers off on Princes Street for the city day trip we then continue onto the zoo, which is set in 84 acres in the suburbs of Edinburgh, built on a hill with views over the city. The zoo is home to over 1000 rare and endangered animals including giant pandas, zebras, penguins, lions, tigers, anteaters, Malayan sun bears, and plenty more. We leave the zoo at 16:30 and head to the city to pick up the rest of the passengers at 17:00 for our journey home. Admission is not included in the price of each ticket.
Friday 8th May - Route AWe visit the popular Yorkshire seaside resort of Scarborough with its 2 bays and sandy beaches which are split by the headland bearing the 12th century Scarborough Castle. There are lots of things to do for all the family in this well-liked resort. You can visit Peasholm Park, the Spa, the Castle, amusements, ice cream parlours, restaurants, the working harbour, or simply take a deck chair and relax on a sandy beach.
Skipton and a Leisurely Canal Cruise
Saturday 9th May - Route AWe have reintroduced this popular day trip to the market town of Skipton, famous for its 900-year-old castle, romantic ruined priory and historic cobbled streets. There will be time for you to discover the market before you head to the canal for your afternoon boat trip along the stretch of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. Coffee/tea and biscuits will be served to you onboard, all included in your ticket price. Admission is included in the price of each ticket.
The “New Borders Loop” & Afternoon Tea
Saturday 16th May - Route AWe travel to the beautiful market town of Alnwick for our first stop of the day, rich in history and dating back to 600AD. After a short stay we continue our journey onto Etal, a small village which lies on the bridging point of the River Till. We head next for the Teviot Smokery and water gardens near Kelso for our afternoon cream tea. There will be time to browse the water gardens before we continue our journey home, travelling via Jedburgh and through Northumberland’s national park.
Blackpool or Blackpool Zoo
Saturday 23th May - Route AWe visit the popular family seaside resort of Blackpool, which has been attracting tourists for many years. Blackpool is full of fun things to do for all the family, you can visit the famous tower, the Tower ballroom, the three piers full of attractions, the pleasure beach full of hair-raising rides, Stanley Park and the beautiful new promenade making Blackpool’s famous golden mile a pleasure to stroll along. So, grab yourself a ‘kiss me quick’ hat and Ice cream and enjoy a good traditional seaside day away. Alternatively, enjoy a day out at the amazing Blackpool Zoo, situated beside Stanley Park. The zoo is home to over 1350 animals from all over the world, including gorillas, orangutans, lions, tigers, giraffes, elephants, penguins, sea lions and many more. There is plenty going on during the day at this hidden gem. We drop passengers off at the zoo and then proceed into Blackpool with the seaside passengers. Return from Blackpool will be 16:30 and 17:00 from the zoo. Please note - Admission not included.
Holy Island, Bamburgh and Seahouses
Monday 25th May (Spring Bank Holiday) - Route AOur first stop for this trip is at the tidal island of Lindisfarne which carries a wealth of history within its tidal walls. This peaceful setting, once the home of the Vikings and the ancient monks, is the birthplace of the Lindisfarne Gospels, one of the most precious books in the world. We continue our journey to the beautiful Northumberland Village of Bamburgh, home of the Grace Darling RNLI Museum and Bamburgh Castle. After a short stay, we continue to Seahouses, a fishing town where you can browse the shops or perhaps treat yourself to fish and chips before our journey home.
Magical Birds and Butterflies
Wednesday 27th May - Route CThis lovely day out will appeal to both parents and children. We are off to Butterfly World at Preston Park to discover the created tropical rain forest and flowers and 80-120 different species of butterfly flying freely around for you to explore. We then continue to Yarm where you will be able to grab a bite to eat before we head for Thirsk to visit the Bird of Prey and Conservationist Centre. You will be able watch the bird display and have the chance to handle some of the smaller birds after the show. Admission is included in the price of each ticket.
South Lakes Safari Zoo
Saturday 30th May - Route AThis safari zoo is set in 54 acres in Ullswater, Cumbria and is home to over 1000 of the rarest and most endangered animals in unique natural environments, enabling you to get as close as physically possible to experience the amazing creatures. Some of the animals you will see are lions, tigers, big cats, primates, giraffes, bears, rhinos, zebras, kangaroos, reptiles, penguins, vultures and many more when you visit this popular safari zoo. Admission is included in the price of each ticket.